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Former Labour MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
- Also represented Langbaurgh
- Entered Parliament on 7 November 1991 — unknown
- Left Parliament on 15 March 2010 — Died
- Majority: 8,000 votes. — 316th out of 644 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Ashok Kumar voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Fuel Oil: Safety (4 Feb 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of EU regulations on the sulphur content of oil used in Aga ovens; and what assessment has been made of the costs of these regulations to owners of Agas.”
- Written Answers — Children, Schools and Families: Students: Finance (4 Feb 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many people under 20 years old in further education in (a) England, (b) the North East and (c) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency received assistance in meeting childcare costs in each year since 1997.”
- Written Answers — Children, Schools and Families: Education Maintenance Allowance (2 Feb 2010)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many students in (a) England, (b) the North East and (c) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in further education have received education maintenance allowance in each year since the allowance was introduced.”
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- Has spoken in 5 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 220 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 79.40% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 12 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 45 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 140 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 10 Mar 2010. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£23,999 (55th)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,634||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£15,818 (209th)|
|Office running costs||£21,169 (165th)||£12,034 (541st)||£19,796 (384th)||£19,680||£19,202 (189th)||£18,654 (joint 367th with 1 other)||£18,133 (322nd)||£16,221 (296th)|
|Staffing costs||£101,170 (121st)||£90,972 (156th)||£87,919 (123rd)||£84,400||£68,381 (439th)||£66,068 (416th)||£63,294 (374th)||£48,296 (237th)|
|Communications Allowance||£10,400 (joint 166th with 5 others)||£10,424 (98th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£16,223 (49th)1||£15,083 (74th)2||£14,105 (87th)||£13,744||£18,057 (83rd)||£16,999 (95th)||£16,093 (113th)||£10,547 (189th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£687 (110th)||£245 (299th)||£436 (237th)||£561||£315 (323rd)||£965 (168th)||£1,193 (132nd)||£680 (198th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£5,814 (133rd)||£769 (332nd)||£2,642 (56th)||£4,846||£7,556 (7th)||£5,299 (9th)||£4,556 (8th)||£4,304 (6th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,666 (273rd)||£7,658 (64th)||£14,473||£22,720 (7th)||£13,767 (9th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,109 (joint 480th with 2 others)||£906 (joint 556th with 1 other)||£1,711||£1,711 (511th)||£1,711 (501st)||£1,711 (473rd)||£0|
|Total||£179,463 (19th)||£156,385 (159th)||£155,572 (44th)||£161,049||£158,844 (4th)||£143,796 (19th)||£124,702 (72nd)||£95,866 (151st)|